Jed Gantert

Jed started his career at age 16 as a canoe-tripping guide for kids on trips up to 25 days long in the Eastern Canadian wilderness. He has kept one foot in the world of Guiding ever since. Jed earned his degree in Wilderness Leadership from Prescott College, and through that fell in love with the Southwest. He has explored the geography of the western U.S. on skis, on rock, and mostly on foot, from the high alpine, to the vast array of desert, canyon, and plateau country. He has poked around in nature all across the U.S., as well as the Canadian Arctic, Mexico, Chile, and Argentina. He has worked as a Ski Patroller, Ski instructor, Kayak guide, Rock Climbing Guide and Instructor, and Outdoor Educator.  Jed fell in love with the Grand Canyon when he walked 145 miles north across desert country to get there from his home in Prescott Arizona. He has been a guide in the Canyon ever since. Jed has an artistic side. In the Canyon you might hear him play an original tune on the guitar, or paint a poetic picture of the geography and its intricacies. At home in Prescott he is working on his music, climbing rocks, living in the woods, and exploring the healing arts. He’s an advanced certified Yoga Teacher and Reiki Practitioner and has a deep interest in Plant Medicine. Wherever Jed finds himself, he’s breathing the air, thinking far-out thoughts, and staying perhaps a little too busy.